Eastern Conger, Conger wilsoni Click to enlarge image
An Eastern Conger at a depth of 12 m, Fly Point, Port Stephens, New South Wales, April 1999. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    wilsoni
    Genus
    Conger
    Family
    Congridae
    Order
    Anguilliformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to 1.6 m in length.

Introduction

The Eastern Conger is blue-grey to brown-black above and pale below. It occurs in Australian temperate marine waters.

Identification

The Eastern Conger is blue-grey to brown-black above and pale below.

Distribution

The species occurs on the eastern Australian coast from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales, and on the south coast from eastern South Australia to south-western Western Australia.



References

  1. Edgar, G.J. 1997. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Reed Books. Pp. 544.
  2. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  3. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.